NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid

A main theme at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference in New Orleans, LA this week is preparing electric cooperatives (co-ops) for the smart grid, which included focus on integrating utility solar … Continue reading “NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid”


Solar and Energy Storage Investments Predicted to Boom in Asia

Many are investing billions of dollars on smart grid, storage, and renewable energy in the Asia Pacific area. Transmission and distribution investments are predicted to climb to $126 billion in … Continue reading “Solar and Energy Storage Investments Predicted to Boom in Asia”


Google Nearly Doubles its Investment in Renewables

Google recently announced its agreement to purchase significantly more wind and solar power, nearly doubling its investment in renewable energy. The company will purchase 842 MW of wind and solar … Continue reading “Google Nearly Doubles its Investment in Renewables”


5 Battery Energy Storage Projects to Watch in 2016

Energy storage is necessary when a grid integrates high levels of variable renewables. Now that solar and wind facilities are going online, energy storage is vastly emerging in the U.S. … Continue reading “5 Battery Energy Storage Projects to Watch in 2016”


Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry

Four key topics were discussed a few weeks ago at the solar industry’s largest event, Solar Power International. These four themes are expected to be trends for the industry throughout … Continue reading “Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry”


Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price

The utility-scale solar market has been growing, and its prices are beginning to give natural gas prices, one of its biggest competitors, serious competition. Solar may now be a better … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price”


Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun

The Pentagon will be adding more massive solar panel grid fields to their military bases this week. This is only the latest in a series of newly announced solar projects, … Continue reading “Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun”


Solar energy is poised for yet another record year

According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015. The report found how … Continue reading “Solar energy is poised for yet another record year”


Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago

America’s utility-scale solar continues to hit cost and generation records and is actually 31 times higher today than it was ten years ago, according to an article published in The … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago”


Utility-scale solar is significantly cheaper than rooftop. Does that make it better?

New studies have shown that rooftop solar energy costs significantly more than utility scale solar, but cost isn’t everything. The cost of utility-scale solar is between $0.066 per kWh and … Continue reading “Utility-scale solar is significantly cheaper than rooftop. Does that make it better?”

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